Russia’s state development corporation has announced it is working on an advanced new unmanned military jet that can soar above the clouds and cloak itself from enemy defenses, while being controlled from the safety of the ground.
In a flashy teaser released on Monday, Rostec and Russia’s publicly owned aerospace giant UAC showed off renderings of the fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-75, code-named ‘Checkmate.
A variant of the stealth jet, they confirmed, will be made available without a cockpit. Instead, its onboard computer will allow it to fly autonomously, eliminating the risk of trained pilots being captured or killed.
A professional doesn’t need a hammer a professional needs a scalpel, a military officer in the video declares. This is not just another aircraft of the fifth generation this is the Checkmate.
In July, weapons engineers revealed the manned version of the Sukhoi Su-75, which cuts a similar shape to the American F-35 but is billed as being cheaper and more advanced.
The single-engine warplane will be able to fly almost twice as fast as the speed of sound and cloak itself from ground defenses and radar.
Test flights are expected to begin in 2023, with variants, such as the unmanned version, in development through 2025, and the first units coming off production lines as early as the year after.
Checkmate is intended to be capable of using short runways for takeoff and is fitted with modular weapon bays capable of wielding a full array of anti-aircraft rockets, gun pods, bombs, and guided missiles.
It is a unique airplane, its developers told reporters at an exhibition over the summer, adding that the Checkmate is faster, has longer range, a smaller radar signature, and can carry more ordnance than the F-35.
Our price, I hope, will be between $25 and $30 million each, Rostec’s head, Sergey Chemezov said, making the jet at least half the price of its American counterpart.
The West should be friends with Russia but the arms merchants, mining corporations and other capitalist Zionist interests will never permit it.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2021.
It is not safe when a company has control of military hardware. The 4th Industrial revolution meant to replace our present 9-5 based economy includes remote controlled vehicles except the Tech industry basically controls them.
Men like Klaus Schwab and his Great Reset is the use of tech power. So far remote controlled cars, buses and a range of other machines are controlled from places like Silicon Valley – the last thing we want is that sector having any control over militaries.
Indeed, good point.
No need to train costly pilots, just hire young gamers to attack the enemy. Victory is in sight.
As it seems to be?
F35A $148 million F35B $251 million, F35C $337 million (Carrier based model) while the Checkmate SU75 is $25 – $30 million. Unfortunately America needs to have the largest budget in the world for defense because they have to pay almost ten times the price.
America $740 Trillion in defense spending
The USA is totally out of control, but shit that is what nations can do if they run the central banks and can print money whenever needed?